This past Sunday our Pastor preached an awesome sermon from 2 Timothy entitled "A Bible In Your Hand". I was reminded of just how important it is for me to keep God's Word close by me as I go through this life.
The Bible is how God speaks to me.
His Word will make me complete.
His Word will give me everything I need to do anything that God asks me to do.
His Word contains everything I need to live a life that pleases God.
God's Word helps me to obtain His wisdom and to get from this earth to Heaven.
This message really got me to thinking throughout the week about whether I truly treasure God's Word. In many parts of the world, people do not even have a Bible. They may feel fortunate to have just one page torn out of a Bible, but most of us in this country have multiple copies of God's Word, in various translations, in our homes. But....do we treasure it? Do we place great value on it?
God really began to convict me this week about how, many times, I seem to place more value on even my cellphone than I do on God's Word.
If I leave my Bible at home when I leave out in the morning, do I turn around and go back home to get it?
Do I glance at it all throughout the day to see if God has sent me a new message? Or, if I have missed a call from God?
Do I carry His Word with me everywhere I go? Do I keep it right beside me throughout the day?
Do I open it as soon as I wake up each morning to make sure that I haven't missed anything?
I am in God's network. I have a better plan than free mobile-to-mobile; it doesn't cost anything to talk to God! I don't have to wait until after 7 p.m. at night, either. I can talk to Him any time of the day or night with perfect reception! There is no such thing as "roaming" with God. I can have unlimited minutes with Him! And, unlike our cellphones, I don't have to worry about having service disconnected because God has already paid the bill.
Lord, help me to cherish your Word more than I do. Help me treasure it in my heart so that I might not sin against You. Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law. Make me to understand the way of Your precepts, so I will meditate on Your wonders. Help me to rely on Your words to see where I am going and to look to Your words to throw a cast of light on my path. Amen.